Potato Leaf Roll Virus

PLRV

Description:

A viral disease causing stunted, upright, stiff plants. The leaves are rolled upwards on the edges. Shaking the plants causes a rattling sound. Stems are thickened were the leaves join and tuber size is reduced. Infected tubers produce long thin shoots.

Species Affected:

Solanum species
Potato.

Biology:

The virus is carried between plants by aphids and in particular the Green Peach Aphid.

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Management and Control:

Plant virus free seed.
Control Aphids to reduce spread.
Destroy volunteers and control Solanaceous weeds.
Sprout seed potatoes before planting and discard any that produce long thin sprouts.

Related and Similar Species:

References:

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Acknowledgments:

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